JDRF One Walk
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Turn Type 1 into Type None
The JDRF One Walk makes its way to The Great Escape! On Saturday, May 12, show your support for the cause by participating in the family-friendly JDRF ONE WALK. This 1-mile walk will help raise awareness and funds for the Northeastern NY Chapter of JDRF, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes. You are invited to walk, donate, and participate in the day’s family activities. Together, we will bring the local type one community together like never before for one unforgettable experience. Get ready for one of the biggest family-friendly fundraising efforts in the area and with your help, raise $350,000 to contribute to Type 1 Diabetes research!
We will kick off the festivities beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. The 1-mile walk officially starts at 11 a.m., and the route will meander through the park exploring its charm and venturing into areas not accessible by the general public! Walkers will cross the finish line at the Northwood's Picnic Grove and enjoy some time to relaxing and grab lunch. Parking is free for all walk participants and shuttles will be available for anyone who cannot walk approximately 1 mile to the event location.
Join the fight by walking, donating, or participate in the day's family activities and fundraising efforts. For every $100 donated to the cause, The Great Escape will donate 1 ticket to the registered JDRF walker (capped at 4,000 tickets). Want to help but don't think you can reach the $100 donation? The Great Escape will provide a special discounted rate for admission for your efforts to enjoy all the thrills the Park has to offer on Saturday, May 12.
Get the V1P Perks
V1P status is a big deal, only rewarded to participants who raise $1,000 or more. Get your group together and start raising those funds to help fuel the research to stop Type 1 Diabetes. For all your efforts, V1Ps will receive the following:
- An exclusive V1P lanyard
- Access to the V1P Area on Walk Day
- The entire group will receive V1P treatment from The Great Escape including front of the line access and a FREE ride on the Go-Karts or Dare Devil Dive
JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Their mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since its inception. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. By joining our Walk Team or making a donation, you’ll help make a difference and raise funds to directly support research for the foundation.